MSc(Eng) Data Communications

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This is where brilliant ideas are turned into advanced technology. Our expert staff are at the top of their game.

I have always loved every aspect of electronics. The course has been extremely varied so I have been able to learn a whole variety of new subject areas. I have met so many different types of people and gained so many useful contacts.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate student in Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

About the course

Course description 2017

Study the dynamic field of efficient information transfer around the globe. We teach this course jointly with the Department of Computer Science so you get up-to-date knowledge and understanding.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate in the Department of Electornic and Electrical Engineering

Core modules

  • Network and Inter-Network Architectures
  • Network Performance Analysis
  • Data Coding Techniques for Communications and Storage
  • Advanced Communication Principles
  • Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols
  • (either) Foundations of Object-Orientated Programming (or) Object-Orientated Programming and Software Design
  • Major Research Project

Examples of optional modules

  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems
  • Optical Communication Devices and Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Broadband Wireless Techniques; Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols
  • System Design

Teaching and assessment

We deliver research-led teaching from our department and Computer Science with individual support for your research project and dissertation. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Physics field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification.

If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, we'll give your application individual consideration.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Nathan Porter
T: +44 (0)114 222 5442

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.